A PLAN for the future of Frankston’s CBD is in development.
Council has begun community consultation to shape the Emerging Ideas paper for Frankston’s city centre. It says that ideas in discussion include “more parks, plazas and gathering places, diverse housing, strengthening Frankston’s arts, entertainment and culture, strengthening built form character including defined building heights in key locations, preserving important view lines and minimising overshadowing in key locations, a thriving Kananook Creek promenade” and more.
The paper will also assess the benefits of better public transport and investment into cycling facilities.
Frankston mayor Nathan Conroy says that the plan will help Frankston residents “reap the benefits” from “increased interest in the decentralisation of services and offices from Melbourne’s CBD to cities like Frankston.”
“This emerging ideas paper is the first step in the conversation with the community about their vision for Frankston’s city centre. This is long term, big picture thinking – how do you want your city to look 20 years from now? Do we want more green open space in the city centre for people to gather and spend time? Where do we want to concentrate development and what does that development look like? How do we guide changes around the Nepean Highway and Kananook Creek Boulevard in a sensitive way,” he said.
“Following this initial round of consultation, council will take feedback into account before developing a draft structure plan which will go out for a further round of consultation, before a final structure plan is prepared and then presented to council for adoption. Once it is adopted, the structure plan will go through the planning scheme amendment process to be approved by the Victorian government’s minister for planning.”